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Personal development plan and professional skills

Personal Development Plan can be defined an activity that helps a person to assesse, improve and take actions regarding his/her capabilities and permanently improving these skills throughout the career. If a person is clear about his/her short term and long term goals then it is easy to prioritise all the tasks with careful considerations keeping in view the importance of each task. The most important aspect of a person’s life is to gain personal and professional skills that required him/her to be successful in life to achieve the required objectives. So if there is no personal development plan, there is no direction for your life and therefore no improvement and achievements.

One of the most important thing regarding objectives whether these are personal or professional, an acronym is used that is SMART means. So here I have mentioned three personal and professional skills required. I have analysed and explained on this task. After that the audit on the skill is conducted in relation to the purpose of organization and the objectives of personal and organizational.

Specific Means clearly mentioned like I want to complete my MBA

Measurable In quantifiable terms like 40% improvement

Achievable These should be achievable so no over-optimistic goals

Relevant To the overall goal of company

Time-Bound There should be a time limit like 1st of Feb

1.2 Personal and Professional Skills

1.2.1 Personal Skills

1.2.2 Prioritization

One of the most attribute a person should have is that if there are more than one task you should be able to prioritize the tasks, like When I work out in Pizza Hut on make table. If two 2 orders come one is delivery and other is takeaway/collection, then Collection will be made first because we have to deliver collection pizza in 15 minutes but delivery in 30 to 50 minutes. This is only one example but the key which I think is that all the task whether job of study which is most important and what are deadlines for these tasks. Does not matter how long or short are these tasks.

1.2.3 Command and Control

One important thing is whatever I do whether working in Pizza Hut or MacDonald is whatever my responsibilities are there if I do not know everything about my task, then it is very difficult to manage my job. So If I do not know anything about my job, I prefer to ask and remember that thing for future rather than becoming panic and doing tasks wrongly. For example, If I do not know about any deal of Macdonald or about the toppings of any Pizza, I will used to ask the manager rather than navel gazing.

1.2.4 Learn from Mistakes

If anybody wants to improve in life, then they should learn from mistakes and note them down. This is an important key that you should note down any mistake you made and then check second time do you remember or not. Whenever I mad wrong pizza or any mistakes, I immediately took a note of that and practiced that thing after the session so that I will be improving all the time.

1.2.5 Contribution towards Personal and Professional Goals

To achieve PGD degree from the CECOS London College

To complete MBA degree.

To be a potential support manager in MacDonald or Pizza Hut.

1.3 Organization objectives:

In focusing towards the acronym of SMART, as an organizational manager, there are five objectives which should be achieved by the manager:

1.3.1 Planning and Organizing

Clear vision setting in relation to the SMART objectives such as: achievable, measurable, specific, realistic, and time boundary.

Structural build up.

Task is divided or apportioned

Resources should be considered for example: human, monetary, technology and materials

Sensitivity and security ensuring

1.3.2 Command and Control

Activities are maintained in between the personnel.

Hierarchy reporting

Activities are controlled among the manager and work force

All activities and efforts are unifying and harmonising

Co-ordinated management supervise and harmonise the activities and efforts

Provide support

Motivation for juniors when they did a good job

Rule is established and command is expressed for the purpose of conducting the managerial activities in relation to check the work efficiency of the personnel.

1.3.3 Time Management Strategies

For using time more effectively and efficiently, there are some ways of managing time such as: managing time for a week. For doing this, time can be divided into small unit. In case of a delivery unit of Pizza Hut, it is noticed that majority of the time that is spent on different activities of the organization is not productive and in many times time is wasted by the employees because of ineffective time management. There are some strategies of time management:

1.3.4 Establishing objectives

For achieving profit maximization, make a plan to use the time with the way which is realistic. Time management helps a manager or an entrepreneur to achieve organizational objectives more effectively and efficiently.

1.3.5 Evaluation of spending time:

The way of spending time in working place is very much necessary to determine. The working hours or the availability of mine also has to be calculated. The amount of tasks and number of activities which a person can do in a week should also be calculated.

Except these strategies, other strategies are:

1. Assess the difference between utilising of the actual and ideal time.

2. Give priority the task of work.

3. Give importance towards the urgent and important work.

1.3.6 Requirement of skill for achieving personal and organization objective:

For the purpose of meeting and achieving the each and every goal and objective of personal and organizational, some skills are needed such as: the skill of communicating with other peoples, skill of IT, problem solving skill, skill of working with team, self performance and learning skill. These skills are considered as basic skills which are very much important for achieving personal objectives.

But for the purpose of achieving the organizational objectives, four skills are needed to contain by the manager such as: planning, organizing, leading, coordinating etc.

2. Personal Audit

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Column 6

SKILLS

Existing

PROFICIENCY

Target

Judging success criteria

Time frame

Proof

NO 1.

PRIORITY

Presentation Skill

To be able to give presentation in classroom but feel nervous and can’t give presentation as the standard of professional

Classroom presenter as confidently

I want to achieve A grade in my project by giving successful presentation in the class.

During the academic year ending

By giving successful presentation in the class

NO 2.

PRIORITY

Writing Skill

The description as technical is good but critical thinking of mine seems to be difficult to present

Descriptive writing is good and critical writing is satisfactory

I did two assignments on change management and business strategic plan so I have achieved critical and analytical skills so I hope a good result.

Completing my diploms

By achieving good grades in my assignments in relation course studies

Communication Skills

Sometimes I want to express myself, but feel hesitation.

I want to convey what I feel inside with colleagues and all professionals

Group discussions, assignments and discussion with teachers and managers about my progress

I am improving and have been getting confidence but this is an on going process. So it is difficult to set a time frame

Group presentations and effective communication with professors

NO 3.

PRIORITY

Awareness as Commercial Manager

I have interest in the issue of business but lack of the awareness as practical

Working in MacDonald and PizzHut as practice

Complete my diploma program of training program for achieving commercial awareness

Till the year of 3rd

By achieving commercial awareness

NO 4.

PRIORITY

Skills

Of Team working

Can’t adjust to work with the team member and can’t accept any improper remarks about my work and also decide early to appreciate other ideas

I want to successfully my individual and professional goals together with my team mates.

Team progress can be monitored by me in order to meet the difficulties and overcome these difficulties

Till the end of 2rd year

By working as a support manager in the near future and lead them effectively.

NO 5.

PRIORITY

Skills of leadership

Not confident and can’t lead or motivate other people with my own words

Achieve confidence to lead the team and also delegate with others

Pizza Hut and MacDonald colleagues would be happy with me, recognizing my achievements and taking help from me.

Till the end of 3rd year

Working as a team leader in Pizza Hut most probably and as team member in Mac

Donald.

3. ongoing personal development plan

3.1 Professional Skills

I have selected two organizations: MacDonald and Pizza Hut to where I am working at the moment. The features of the learning opportunities are intensive and collaborative which are related with the evaluative stage. Personal development includes of several approaches for example: consultation, action, coaching and practice of making pizza or burgers, discussion about mistakes, training, supervision as reflective, and the assistance of technology like taking order over the phone by using internet. The definition of professional skill can be provided as the skills and knowledge which are achieved for the purpose of personal development and along with the advancement of career. The opportunities of learning as facilitated are encompassed by the personal development which is related with the range of formal training of work at Pizza Hut and MacDonald, consultations with manager and the practice of the opportunities of learning as facilitated.

3.2 Personal Skills

In order to being a successful manager, I should contain some professional and personal skills such as: leadership, time management skill, meeting running, presentation making, management of stress etc. The importance of these skills are now evaluated. Personal skill is also considered as the interpersonal skill of the person which is consisted of the algorithm of mental and communicative which is applied for the purpose of conducting social communication and interacting with other peoples in order to identify achieve specific effects or outcome.

3.3 Time Management Skill

The definition of time management skill can be given as the process and tools of developing the skills in order to enhancing efficiency and productivity. Time management skill is considered as the personal skill which is directed towards the using the valuable resources within the time frame. For the purpose of managing time, the manager should be more organized, efficient and as well as happier. The skill of personal time management is consisted of the activities of setting of goals, planning, prioritizing, make the decision, delegating and scheduling. By using time management skill, wastage can be eliminated, make preparation for attending the meeting, excessive workload refusing, project progress can be monitored, plans can be made for each day and each week efficiently and effectively.

3.4 Stress Management Skill

The definition of stress can be provided as the reaction of nervous system of the body towards the specific events. Stress management can be defined as the system with the aim of stress reducing and along with the person who contains this skill can be facilitated in order to adjust with the specific situation. Stress management skill is very much needed for manager for the purpose of attending the meeting and represents the meeting, on that time the manager should control the stress.

The above skills such as: leadership skill, time management skill, stress management skills are very much needed for the manager to be successful in his professional life and as well as personal life through which he or she can meet the personal goal and as well as achieve the organizational goal.

3.5 Leadership Skill

Leadership skill is considered as the managerial skill which is used for the purpose of motivating the peoples of the group in order to achieve the common goal. In this skill I understand that being a manager, I would try to allocate job to the person who is the most suitable for that role. I would allow employees to work at their own pace. I would only interrupt them when they need my help. Maslow hierarchy of need is a very good tool for managers and leaders to motivate their employees and getting work at their full potential .

4. Recommendations

There are existed several methods of that are appropriate for the purpose of advancing the skill of professional and personal such as: leadership skill, time management skill, stress management skills are very much needed for the manager to be successful in his professional life and as well as personal life through which he or she can meet the personal goal and as well as achieve the organizational goal.

For the purpose of developing these required skills, some ways can be adopted and these

ways are described below:

Maslow hierarchy of need as a best tool to manage people in any organisation

Training program for yourself and subordinates

Create the link in between the problems and try to solve it

Create relationship in between solving the problem and making decision as well.

Provide required resources on developing the problem skill

Here, training program and practice to develop the professional and personal skill as by own are considered as the most practical method which is used for the purpose of developing the personal and professional skill. The program of training is mainly related with the process of learning which consists of the knowledge acquisition, skill sharpening, attitudes and behaviours changes, in order to employee performance enhancing.

Not only this, by practicing as by the person own, one person can achieve the required skill such as: by practising, the person can manage the time, can solve the problem.

4.1 Personal Development Plan:

The definition of personal development plan can be provided as the person’s skill development which is considered as significant thing in relation to the development or establishment of personal and as well as the professional career. For the purpose of developing the individual personal personality, making the plan for personal development is very much needed. In order to achieve capability and as well as being confident in the professional life, personal development plan provides support to the person. In relation with the building up a career, the two main aspects are personal characteristics development and as well as the characteristics are developed for making good professional life. So it can be said that a person should have to make a plan of personal development. Here, in relation to the personal and professional and as well as organizational objectives, the Kolb’s learning style is used through which it is possible to find out the way of learning along with suitable method can also be identified to for the purpose of achieving the objectives of personal and professional and as well as organizational objectives.

There are existed several methods of that are appropriate for the purpose of advancing the skill of professional and personal such as: leadership skill, time management skill, stress management skills are very much needed for the manager to be successful in his professional life and as well as personal life through which he or she can meet the personal goal and as well as achieve the organizational goal.

For the purpose of developing these required skills, some ways can be adopted and these ways are described below:

The approach as structured are used for the purpose of solving the problem

Provide training program

Create the link in between the problems and try to solve it

Create relationship in between solving the problem and making decision as well

Problem can be solves through get support from the people by taking their opinion and as well as use the required resources on developing the problem skill

Here, training program and practice to develop the professional and personal skill as by own are considered as the most practical method which is used for the purpose of developing the personal and professional skill. The program of training is mainly related with the process of learning which consists of the knowledge acquisition, skill sharpening, attitudes and behaviours changes, in order to employee performance enhancing.

Not only this, by practicing as by the person own, one person can achieve the required skill such as: by practising, the person can manage the time, can solve the problem.

5. Continuous professional development:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is the means by which members of professional associations maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills and develop the personal qualities required in their professional lives.

CPD is defined as a commitment to structured skills enhancement and personal or professional competence. CPD can also be defined as the conscious updating of professional knowledge and the improvement of professional competence throughout a person's working life. It is a commitment to being professional, keeping up to date and continuously seeking to improve. It is the key to optimizing a person's career opportunities, both today and for the future. CPD should be engaging, informative and progressive, embracing 'best practice' and easily digestible knowledge. It should neither be excessively demanding nor uninteresting. It should stimulate a desire to learn more about your profession and participate in it

6. Skill audit:

There are the questions which consisted of the pointed value:

Strongly disagree 1

disagree 2

agree 3

strongly agree 4

TEAMWORK

1

2

3

4

1.

Can adjust to work with the team member

2

Goals are understood by me greatly in order to achieve objectives

3.

Responsibilities of me is indicated towards the goal of the team work

4.

I appreciate the other team member roles and activities

5.

Team progress can be monitored by me in order to meet the difficulties and overcome these difficulties

6.

It is very pleasure for me if I get the scope of leading the team

PROBLEM-SOLVING

1

2

3

4

7.

I break the task which is the part of my job and distribute it in managerial section

8.

For solving the problem, I may ask for the help from other

9.

In order to solve the problem, challenges motivate me most to do this work

10.

For the purpose of accomplishing the new task, I create the ideas by using brainstorming

11.

I can anticipate the possible result in order to do a task

12

I can also anticipate the alternative solution in relation to the problem of question

Time management:

1

2

3

4

13.

Tasks are organized by me as per the deadline of each task

14.

I link in between the work progress and as well targets

15.

In order to target meet and plan, I evaluate my strength and weakness

16.

For solving the problem, I may ask for the help from other

CONCLUSION

I would say that a person carry on learning in his/her whole age, but in order to become a successful professional. One should develop short, medium and long term plans which should be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time_Bound) to improve and overcome the shortcomings and then moving forward to set new goals and objectives. A optimistic approach should be adopted rather than a pessimistic approach.

References:

http://www.12manage.com/methods_maslow_hierarchy_needs.html

http://www.businessballs.com/kolblearningstyles.htm

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. personal and professional skills 1

1.1 Personal Development Plan 1

1.2 Personal and Professional Skills 1

1.2.1 Personal Skills 1

1.2.2 Prioritization 1

1.2.3 Command and Control 2

1.2.4 Learn from Mistakes 2

1.2.5 Contribution towards Personal and Professional Goals 2

1.3 Organization objectives: 2

1.3.1 Planning and Organizing 2

1.3.2 Command and Control 3

1.3.3 Time Management Strategies 3

1.3.4 Establishing objectives 3

1.3.5 Evaluation of spending time: 3

1.3.6 Requirement of skill for achieving personal and organization objective: 4

2. Personal Audit 5

Classroom presenter as confidently 5

3. ongoing personal development plan 8

3.1 Professional Skills 8

3.2 Personal Skills 8

3.3 Time Management Skill 8

3.4 Stress Management Skill 9

3.5 Leadership Skill 9

4. Recommendations 9

4.1 Personal Development Plan: 10

5. Continuous professional development: 11

6. Skill audit: 12

CONCLUSION 14

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